Adult Roped Climbing (18+)
This Form should be filled out by adult rope climbers. It allows you to climb, auto belay and boulder unsupervised.
This form also allows you to supervise others whilst using auto belays or rope Climbing. You must be over 18 to supervise and may only supervise 2 others each visit. While using auto-belay you must only supervise 1 at a time with the other waiting at the side.
Participants: Are those who are climbing or bouldering, or those supervising other participants climbing or bouldering. Where the participant is a supervised minor, it is the responsibility of the supervisor to ensure the participant adheres to these conditions of use.
Signatory: The signatory may be the participant or an individual with responsibility for the participant (see below).
Remember, use of Above Adventure facilities is at your own risk and you are responsible for managing the risk to yourself and anyone you supervise at all times.
Climbing: Please note that the climbing activities may include roped climbing and bouldering.
Rules: We ask all users to abide by our rules
- No Mobile Phones or personal belongings to be left on mats or landing areas.
- No Climbing shoes to be worn in the toilets
- Only rethreaded figure of 8 or bowline knot to be used to tie in
- Self belaying is not allowed
- Do not remove any equipment that is attached to the wall i.e. quick-draws.
- If any holds are loose please inform a member of staff.
Customer Policies: In addition to the conditions set out below, Above Adventure would like to draw your attention to out Customer Policies which can be found on our website. Failure to abide by the policy may lead to you being asked to leave.
Personal Possessions: Above Adventure does not accept any responsibility for any accident, loss or damage to personal possession. Lockers are available and are secured by use of a padlock (which can be bought at reception).
PARTICIPANT ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS, RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS
“Above Adventure and The British Mountaineering Council recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.”
It is important that you understand this document. There is inherent risk involved with climbing centres, by signing this form you are stating you understand these risk cannot be completely removed. If you do not understand any of the terminology or content, please ask a member or staff or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conditions of use
- You must check in at reception.
- You must exercise care, common sense and self-preservation at all times.
- Report any issue with wall, equipment or other climber's behaviour.
- Report any spinning holds.
- Do not distract other people while belaying.
- Don't stand underneath other climbers.
- If you have children, you must keep them under control and supervise them at all times.
- Please make yourself aware of the fire exits and fire assembly point which is across the street next to junction of Grange Street and Woodstock Street.
- As a user of this climbing wall, you must be aware and accept the following:
- volumes on the walls are designed to enhance the quality of climbing but you must be aware that when climbing above them there is an additional risk of falling into them.
- climbing beyond your capabilities on any wall is likely to result in a fall.
- any fall may result in an injury despite the safety systems in place.
- you must make your own assessment of risk whenever you climb.
- participants must understand that climbing while pregnant can increase risk posed to mother and child.
- participants must be aware and accept that hand holds can spin and break.
- you must do everything reasonable and practical to avoid endangering yourself or others
- you must be aware of the safety rules and adhere to them at all times
- you are responsible for inspecting and maintaining your own equipment
- please remove all jewellery and empty pockets before climbing.
- do Not drink alcohol before or during your climbing session
- Always use a climbing harness to attach yourself to the rope tying the rope directly into the harness using a rethreaded figure of 8 or bowline both with stoppers
- Many of the climbs have top ropes already in place. Do not take them down for use on other climbs.
- It is you're responsibility to vet your climbing partner's ability before they belay you.
- Always abide by good practice when belaying.
- Be aware that floor walkers are in centre to keep every one safe
- Always perform a buddy check belayer to climber and climber to belayer prior to setting off
- If it is your first time on the wall perform a practice lower after 2 to 3 metres to allow the climber to have a feel for lowering.
- Lead belaying requires a higher degree of skill and understanding from top rope belaying and should only be undertaken if you have received training or are experienced in these techniques, if you are unsure ask a member of staff
- When using lead walls, you must supply your own rated dynamic rope ( we recommend 40m rope for our tallest climb)
- Quick draws are installed on lead wall. Please don't use your own.
- You must not miss any clips and should be clipped in order.
- Edelrid Ohm may be used by clipped into bolt not the quickdraw
- Always perform a buddy check belayer to climber and climber to belayer prior to setting off
- Always use a belay device attached to your climbing harness with a locking karabiner as per manufacture's instructions.
- Pay attention to your partner while belaying
- Always stand close to the wall while belaying .
- In event of using an anchor please reinstall the cover after use.
- If you need to use inclusive methods for belaying please inform a member of staff who will be happy to assist.
- If you are unsure how to use an auto belay please talk to a member of staff
- The matted area on the ground around auto belays is a landing zone, be aware of other climbers when standing in this area
- Please see any instruction that will be posted next to auto belays
- No Helmets are to be worn on auto belays
- All hoods should be tucked in or removed before using auto belays
- YOU MUST PREFORM Safety check EVERY time before using auto belays
- If the belay tape is retracted and the mat is on the ground please contact a member of staff immediately, NEVER attempt to retrieve.
- When you are ready to descend, look down on every occasion and ensure your landing zone is clear
- It is best practise to look out for other climbers using the auto-belay devices and promote safe climbing practices.
- Stay in the line of your climb at all times, going astray will NEGATIVELY affect the response time if you fall and will increase the likelihood of injury or death.
- An unsupervised adult auto-belay climber may only supervise one child climbing on the auto-belay devices at a time.
- Downclimb whenever possible. If this is not possible use a controlled/planned jump.
- We advise that children should not be allowed to climb to the top of the bouldering wall. The children’s circuit has been specifically set with shorter problems.
- It is your responsibility to ensure that you can climb down or land safely; don’t climb into a situation that you cannot safely get out of.
- Never climb directly above or below another climber.
- Remove anything from pockets that could hurt you when landing.
- Always be aware of people climbing above and around you.
- Keep the mat free of objects and obstructions like bags, clothing, chalk bags, brushes, bottles, keys etc.
- Spotting involves helping someone to control their fall, not trying to catch them. Do not attempt to spot someone unless you feel confident to do it properly. Make sure the climber wants you to spot them.
THE SOFT MATTING DOES NOT REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY
Injuries can still occur even after a controlled/planned jump but are more likely after an uncontrolled fall. You should always be doing your utmost to avoid the risk of uncontrolled falls. This includes paying attention to how you will land and always assessing the risk of each climb that you undertake.
- Our training area is a multipurpose area, Please respect other users
- You must use the equipment at your own risk
Our Duty of care
The rules of the climbing centre are not intended to limit your enjoyment of the facilities, they are part of the duty of care that we, as operators, owe to you, the customer, by law. As such, they are not negotiable and if you are not prepared to abide by them then the staff may ask you to leave.
Your Duty of Care
you have the duty of care to act responsibly towards the other users of the centre, follow good practice and abide by the rules of the centre. Statements of 'Good Practice' are posted around the centre adjacent to the relevant facilities. These describe the accepted methods pf use of equipment and climbing areas.
An adult who has registered at the centre and proved competency, may supervise up to two novice climbers, as long as they are prepared to take full responsibility for the safety of those people.
Groups of three or more novices must only be supervised by an instructor holding the relevant Mounting Leader Training qualification, First aid certificate and insurance.
All children in the centre must be supervised by an adult unless they have been assessed by the management and registered for unsupervised climbing.
An unsupervised adult auto-belay climber may only supervise one child climbing on the auto-belay devices at a time.
Before you can use the top ropes or lead walls without supervision the centre expects you to be competent in the use of climbing harness, a suitable knot to attach a rope to the harness and a belay device to secure a falling climber or lower a climber from the wall using a rope. Before you can use the bouldering walls with out supervision, you must be aware of the rules of bouldering and know how to use the walls safely. You are required to register to say that you know how to top rope, lead or boulder, that you are prepared to abide by the rules and that you understand the risks involved in your participation. Anyone who is not competent to climb unsupervised must be supervised by a competent person.
I certify that to the best of my knowledge, I do not suffer from a medical condition that might have the effect of making it more likely that I be involved in an accident that could result in injury to myself or other. I also confirm that the information I provide here is correct and if any information changes I will notify the centre.
I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and I agree to bound by its terms